The Wrath of Grapes
Imbibing has itsusually results in a series of side-effects. Soon after these effects where felt, the noble search for a cure has been a goal of many discerning drinkers. I shall not bore you with modern details of Vasopressin Inhibition or the Glutamine Rebound preventing you reaching the depths of sleep. Instead I shall provide a selection of elaborate cures…
Bathing – a series of alternating baths – hot then cold, rinse and repeat
RU-21 – A relic from cold war Russia; formula used by KGB agents while their targets became sauced
Yaka Mein / ‘Old Sober’ – Salty Beef broth eaten in New Orleans after Mardi Gras
‘Nikolashka’ – Invented by Tsar Nicholas II, ground coffee and sugar on a lemon wedge
Soot – 19th Century chimney sweeps where known to mix warm milk and soot
‘The Doctor’ – Raw egg, brandy, sugar and fresh milk
‘The Lazenby’ – Ginger, cloves, honey and hot water
‘Surgeon Major’ – Champagne and raw egg
‘Umeboshi’ – Salty Japanese pickled plums
Pickled fish – all over Northern Europe the herring is touted as the perfect foil to a hangover
Recently a company in Las Vegas NV has begun offering a service in which your aliments will have disappeared in forty-five minutes, treating clients intravenously (IV) with a special hydration solution.
…The ancient Greeks thought that the stone amethyst was an antidote for the sometimes miserable after effects of intoxication and drinking vessels made from it where highly prized items.